Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs

Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
Are you an experienced Practice or Business Manager? Do you want to help your peers? Would you like to work with a lively, enthusiastic, positive group of PMs? If you have said yes to all of the above, please do consider applying to join our group of Practice Manager Supporters at Wessex LMCs. There are only 2 […]
February 15, 2024
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
Is your practice ‘measles ready’? Are you familiar and up to date with the recent NHSE guidance and resources, including infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance, staff immunisation, risk assessment, PPE guidance and screening and reporting of potential /confirmed measles infection? Connie Timmins, IPC lead for BSW ICB led a measles update webinar for primary […]
January 24, 2024
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
Costing a Service Many practices are beginning to question whether it is financially viable to provide some of the services they are being asked to provide (those locally commissioned services which are non-contractual). We are very grateful to our friends and colleagues at Surrey & Sussex LMCs who have agreed to us sharing their new […]
January 20, 2024
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
Shared care is a term used within the NHS to describe the situation where a specialist doctor wishes to pass some of the patient’s care, such as prescription of medication, over to their general practitioner (GP). This is something that can be requested but the guidance for all medications is that this may only be […]
January 11, 2024
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
Wessex LMCs 2024 Conference for GPs, PMs and Senior Leaders in General Practice We are delighted to open bookings for our 2024 Conference and we really look forward to catching up with you in person then. It will be in Bournemouth this year and on Tuesday 25th June. We hope that GPs, PMs and other […]
January 9, 2024
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
GP practices across the country are experiencing significant and growing strain with declining GP numbers, rising demand, struggles to recruit and retain staff and knock-on effects for patients. This page provides analysis on the pressures in general practice and is updated monthly with new data: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/nhs-delivery-and-workforce/pressures/pressures-in-general-practice-data-analysis  
November 30, 2023
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
We have, together with input from a Practice Manager Supporter and PCN Manager, produced this PM Calendar – National Return Requirements 2023-2024 as a calendar, which we hope could be a useful resource as an aide memoire. One GP has been quoted as saying that “it just illustrates to me how complicated our contracts are and […]
November 17, 2023
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
Read Wessex LMCs guidance for this years flu season here including our Top Tips for 2023-4
October 5, 2023
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
PRESS RELEASE: Patients in South of England want their family doctor back – new poll This week, the BMA funded campaign ‘Rebuild General Practice’ released new data showing that patients want their family doctor back. A new survey carried out by YouGov found that most people in Britain want to see the same GP each […]
September 27, 2023
Updates, Hot Topics & FAQs
The following extracts and link are taken directly from the BMA webpage: “General practice is in crisis, with increasing patient need and demand, coupled with a shrinking and exhausted workforce.” “Action must be taken by practices and GPs in order to preserve safe care for patients, and to protect the health and wellbeing of the existing […]
May 30, 2023

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